The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, is one on the first people to send a message of felicitation to Nigeria on the occasion of her 60th independence on Thursday.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘The Queen of England congratulates Nigeria on 60th independence anniversary’; the Queen’s message was conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria.
The statement highlighted part of Queen Elizabeth’s message to President Muhammadu Buhari thus:
“It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and prosperity.
“The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most importantly, our people. These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish long into the future,”
Nigeria got her independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960 after becoming a British protectorate in 1901.